British economic and social history since c.1880 (Paper 11)

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Part I, Paper 11
  • History and Policy: policy papers and comment reporting recent historical research relevant to current public policy
  •  Newspapers and periodicals online (see also the University Library's newspaper page):
  • BFI Player: 11,000 archive films are available to watch free from the BFI, national and regional archives. This collection grows constantly as more material is digitised.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History*: bibliography of books, articles in books and articles in journals dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth; contains over 500,000 records, and provides links to online texts where available
  • British Cartoon Archive: website of the British Cartoon Archive, including biographies of cartoonists and thousands of digital images
  • British Library Archival Sound Recordings*: online library of over 46,000 sound recordings
  • British Pathé, 1896-1976: video film archive of newsreels, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976
  • Cabinet Papers, 1915-1980: fully searchable selection of Cabinet papers, 1915-1980, arranged by topic
  • Cambridge Histories Online*: full texts of the Cambridge Histories series; relevant titles include The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, The Cambridge Social History of Britain, and The Cambridge Urban History of Britain
  • Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire: online catalogue of over 6000 films of life in British colonies; over 150 films are available for viewing online
  • Discovery*: online access to the National Archives' collection of digitised public records
  • First World War: Personal Experiences*: database of digital images of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, scrapbooks, and visual sources
  • JISC MediaHub*: portal to a range of audio-visual collections including selected news clips from the ITN/Reuters archives, the Imperial War Museum film collection, and the Royal Mail collection of documentary, public information, and industrial films.
  • John Johnson Collection: digital archive of thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, published from the 18th-early 20th centuries; divided into collections: advertising; book trade; crime; entertainment; prints
  • News on Screen (British Universities Film & Video Council)*: database of 180,000 newsreel and cinemagazine stories (1910-1983), linked to production documents and films
  • Online Historical Population Reports Website (Histpop)*: online access to complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland, 1801-1937
  • Open Research Exeter (ORE): University of Exeter's open access repository for images and multimedia; Exeter's special collections are particularly strong in Victorian popular culture
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography*: biographies of over 57,000 individuals
  • TUC History Online: website covering the history of the Trades Union Congress, including documents and reports relating to the General Strike
  • UK National Statistics: website of UK national statistics
  • U.K. Parliamentary Papers*: digital library of House of Commons sessional papers from 1715, with supplementary material back to 1688
  • A Vision of Britain Through Time: website bringing together historical surveys of Britain, 1801-2001; includes maps, election reports, statistical trends and travel writing
  • Who's Who/Who Was Who: biographical dictionary, published annually since 1849

(Resources marked * denote those subscribed to by the University Library; should any of the links not work, go to the eresources@cambridge page and try accessing the resource from there.)